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California Instacart Delivery Driver Takes $97 Order at Sprouts & Earns Almost $240 for '3 Hours of Work' in San Diego

Zack Love

A California Instacart delivery driver says she learned "a couple of secrets about working in San Diego" so she came back to the area to take customer orders on 21 May 2023 to test out what she learned to see if she could earn decent money taking orders. She ends up earning almost $240 for about "3 hours of work."
Istacart app on phone (stock photo)Photo byMarques ThomasonUnsplash

An Instacart delivery driver goes to Rancho Santa Fe in San Diego County and takes some orders after learning some new secrets about how to land good-paying orders in the area.

Instacart Delivery Driver Earns Almost $240 for '3 Hours of Work'

Instacart delivery driver Sara Amber Victoria posted a video on her TikTok account @lilbabytrex documenting how she earned almost $240 on Sunday, 21 May 2023.
Sara VictoriaPhoto by@lilbabytrex on TikTok

At the beginning of the TikTok video she says:

"So a little birdie told me a couple of secrets about working in San Diego so I came back. It's Sunday, let's see how much we make today, baby." -Sara Victoria, Instacart delivery driver

For her first order, she doesn't look too thrilled.

She said:

"Okay, so I took my first one, it was $ mile, 19 items." -Sara Victoria, Instacart delivery driver

The video shows her pulling items off of the shelf as she is shopping at Kroger.

Then she is back in the parking lot and says, "You guys, finding parking alone is so terrible here!"
Sara says, "I wanna go home!"Photo by@lilbabytrex on TikTok

She says her anxiety from being around so many people makes her "want to go home," but she doesn't head home and snags a $97 order for about 48 items at Sprouts, saying that she is "no longer in the city" and says its "actually really nice."
SproutsPhoto by@lilbabytrex on TikTok

She is seen in the video grabbing strawberries, 2 packs of raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, watermelon, and various prepackaged vegetables, and shows a full grocery cart. She says, "I literally shopped there so quickly."

Then the video shows her pulling up to a gated community. She says, "I am literally in like rich-people town."

Next, it shows her in the parking lot with her next order. She has a cart full to load into her vehicle because she said she could not record it in the grocery store. (She did not say what store she shopped at for this $130 order)
grocery cart fullPhoto by@lilbabytrex

She said:

"Okay, I could not record in there but this is $130 dollar order that I am getting paid for. $130 guys, I am freaking out." -Sara Victoria, Instacart delivery driver

She shows a daily earnings summary from her Instacart app.
Daily-earnings summary for 5-21-23Photo by@lilbabytrex on TikTok
"So this is for three hours of work. I made two hundred and thirty-nine dollars for just three batches. I'm so happy. I love San Diego!" -Sara Victoria, Instacart delivery driver

Her TikTok video can be seen below.


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